This fund was established in 2004 in memory of Andrew J. Straka, Jr. by his family and friends. Andrew was a 1961 graduate of Wilson High School where he has an outstanding participant on the football, baseball and basketball teams. He was inducted into Wilson High School’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1988. He also played baseball for four years at Moravian College. Andrew passed away in May of 2004 at the age of 61.
The purpose of the fund is to provide an annual scholarship to a Wilson High School male or female senior who has participated in at least two sports in each of his or her high school years. The recipient must rank in the top one-half of the class academically, but does not necessarily have to be the best academic student. The recipient should have excelled in athletics and displayed the qualities of exemplary character, sportsmanship and attitude, which are qualities that Andrew Straka portrayed during his lifetime. The annual recipient will be furthering his or her education after high school at any 2-year or 4-year college, university, vocational/technical school, academy, or any other educational institution.
No application is needed. This scholarship is awarded by a committee at Wilson High School, with consideration given to all Wilson seniors.